Saturday, August 13, 2022

Love Is Always Willing to Carry You Home,

 


There is no timetable for grieving —
      Grief is a snail
      It's a shooting star
      A walk around the lake
      It's eternity
      Or frost 'til bloom —
Memories coursing through the heart
It lasts as many heartbeats as it takes;
      sometimes all of them.
~Terri Guillemets

 

My feet are heavy with the weight of places my heart could not leave.

For it is a slow journey when loss comes along.

Memories stay with us like a canary in a cage.

Chirping and swinging on the same old perch.

Like the hardest of goodbyes, they never truly leave.

They remain right at the hip like a child whispering in our ear,

I am hungry.

Waiting rooms can still be sat in, and last words heard just as clear.

I want to hold each one tenderly.

Remember every smile.

Hear every mundane sentence than I once took for granted.

So, I let them stay up late and carry each and every one no matter how far.

You see, love is always willing to carry you all the way home.

So, I shall do just that.

Until we meet again.


Linking with the Sunday Muse for Muse #223

16 comments:

  1. Carrie, my new favourite of yours. I wish I had written it, for you have expressed exactly how I feel, and so lyrically. Absolutely beautiful writing and oh, so true. Wow.

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  2. Carrie, I love the gentle way you characterize grief in your poem.

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  3. "right at the hip like a child whispering in our ear"

    Carrie, Carrie, Carrie... this is an exquisite poem. Thank you.

    Yours,
    David

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  4. Echoing the above, the gentleness in this is powerful.

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  5. Wow this is as beautiful as it is profound.
    Happy Sunday Carrie

    Much💖love

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  6. This is absolutely beautiful, so much wisdom in each word. This is a poem that stays in the heart for a long time. It pulls at the heartstrings as we all feel grief.

    A keeper to be bookmarked.

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  7. Poignant yet comforting in equal measure. An exceptional piece Carrie.

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  8. i forget how wonderful your writing is, i need to read you more. i can feel this poem, i too, as i constantly step into the future, keep my mind on what i might be leaving behind. very well said, and very well written

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  9. Simply gorgeous Carrie. And yes, grief is full of so many twists and turns and really never leaves us.

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  10. Wonderfully written - the road the heart takes with loss. Words that ring so true - I felt them deeply.

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  11. This poem is so utterly beautiful, Carrie. I had to read it 3 times to really soak it up. I am moved beyond measure. Some poems just make the heart open right up and this is one of them. Too many wonderful lines to quote. A joy to read <3

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  12. I love the quote you chose .... your poem comes from such a deep and personal place, I almost felt like I had invaded your precious privacy. Lovely.

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  13. A lovely tribute to remembering, and to those remembered, Carrie.

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  14. This is so beautiful. It reaches me right in the heartbreak I'm living in. Your poetry always blesses me.

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  15. So well done, and true, Carrie. Memories stay with you in many ways, and forms. I love the opening line on this.

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  16. Dearest Carrie,
    You sure do have a way with words, by describing one's inner feelings—the poetry of the soul.
    Hugs,
    Mariette

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